NCDP Clips for Monday, June 22, 2015
Tweet of The Day
NC budget talks likely difficult with Senate’s big plan (AP) — Ultimately weighing in at 508 pages, the historically enormous Senate budget bill was called a "right-wing manifesto" by one liberal critic.
Budget differences could lead to long legislative summer (WRAL-TV) — The state’s top legislative leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory differ over how much the state should be spending and how to spend it. These are some of the differences, large and small, between different versions of the state budget.
Judge wants to know about recent voting law changes (WRAL-TV) — A Superior Court judge wants to hear about the impact of a recent voting law revision on a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s voter ID requirement.
Bill offers way to improve financial security for those with disabilities (Winston-Salem Journal) — The state House will discuss legislation on Tuesday that gives people with disabilities a chance to lead more financially independent lives. House Bill 556, addressing the federal ABLE Act, is on the calendar after getting a recommendation Thursday from the Finance committee. The bipartisan bill is co-primary sponsored by Reps. Edward Hanes, D-Forsyth, and Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth.
POLICY & POLITICS
NC fast-food workers rally for wage increase to $15 hourly (AP) — Cooks and cashiers at Charlotte fast-food restaurants plan to press for a $15 hourly wage as New York considers becoming the first state in the country to require that standard.
States Take Few Steps to Fill Gap if Supreme Court Blocks Health Subsidies (New York Times) — Just a few states have plans in place to create state health exchanges and provide subsidies to residents if the Supreme Court rules they can no longer be paid by the federal government.
Couples, officials, foes readying for US gay marriage ruling (AP) — With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected any day now, gay couples in states with bans are making wedding plans, courthouse officials are getting ready for different scenarios and steadfast foes are working on their strategies to keep up the opposition.
Child Nutrition Reauthorization a Chance to Help Hungry NC Kids (Public News Service) — Federal nutrition programs feed North Carolina’s most vulnerable children during the summer months and school year, but there still are many children who go hungry.
Campaign Donations Linked to White Supremacist (New York Times) — The campaigns of Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul got donations from the leader of an extremist group tied to Dylann Roof, the suspected gunman in the attack at a church in Charleston.